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Rep. Nunes calls Dems infrastructure bill ‘a socialist blowout program’

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) railed against the upcoming vote on the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill as the latest guest on the Sara Carter Show. Originally the voting process was meant to begin Monday, but Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pushed it to Thursday when she split it from the reconciliation bill. Nunes says the bill is “what I call the socialist blowout program.”

“So on Thursday of this week, September 30, the government runs out of money,” Nunes said. “We’ve already hit our debt limit. So the debt limit has to be increased by the Congress if we’re going to keep borrowing and spending money.”

“We’ve seen this movie before,” Nunes said, alluding to 2009. “Obama said, ‘Oh my God, the economy’s cratering. It’s all Republicans’ and Bush’s fault. I need $800 billion. People may remember that $800 billion, because it led to the cash for clunkers and all types of corruption. Most importantly, that money was used to buy votes in the Congress that led to the passage of Obamacare.”

Meanwhile, in 2020 Congress already passed a $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill. But Speaker Pelosi says Republicans should feel “a responsibility to the country” to pass it.

“This is a big–beyond a big deal,” Pelosi said in a video Monday. “Let’s hope that the Republicans–find some–enough of them find some level of responibility to their country to honor what’s in the constitution that we not question the the full faith and credit of the United States. They know full well what the consequences are.”

Watch Carter’s full interview with Nunes here.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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Biden spends $1.65 trillion taxpayer dollars while vacationing in St. Croix

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While vacationing in the island of St. Croix for the holidays, President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law the massive $1.65 omnibus spending package.

The whopping 4,155 pages was supported by only nine House Republicans and 13 Senate Republicans. Majority of criticism from the GOP includes concerns that the bill was rushed and crammed with wasteful spending by a lame-duck Democratic-dominated Congress. The recourse will punish American families by adding to the national debt and exacerbate inflation.

“Today, I signed the bipartisan omnibus bill, ending a year of historic progress. It’ll invest in medical research, safety, veteran health care, disaster recovery, VAWA funding — and gets crucial assistance to Ukraine,” Biden tweeted. “Looking forward to more in 2023.”

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell “praised the bill on the grounds that it represents a real decrease in discretionary spending. He presented it as a positive that nondefense spending jumped by only 5.5 percent, from $730 billion to $772.5 billion, amid an inflation rate of 7.1 percent” writes National Review.

“The bipartisan government-funding bill that Senators Shelby and Leahy have finished negotiating does exactly the opposite of what the Biden administration first proposed,” he said. “This bill provides a substantial real-dollar increase to the defense baseline . . . and a substantial real-dollar cut to the non-defense, non-veterans baseline,” McConnell insisted as negotiations were wrapping up.

House minority leader Kevin McCarthy, however, stated his strong disapproval of the bill before it even advanced. Affirming a letter from 13 House Republicans, McCarthy demanded the bill is reckless, irresponsible, and a “purposeful refusal to secure and defend our borders.”

For example, it failed to incorporate protections for Title 42, the pandemic policy that allows illegal immigrants to be expelled on a public-health basis, which currently hangs in the balance at the Supreme Court.

National Review adds, “The funding in the bill, which averted a federal government shutdown before the new year, includes an allocation of $45 billion in defense assistance to Ukraine. Some Republican priorities, such as Electoral Count Act reform and a bigger military budget, were nested in with Democratic appropriations, such as increased funding for Medicaid and food stamps.”

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